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McHale named principal at Haddonfield Middle School 

Special to The Sun
Michael McHale was selected from more than 30 applicants and participated in four rounds of  interviews.

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The current principal of Delran Middle School has been named principal of Haddonfield Middle School (HMS) beginning July 1.

Michael McHale brings many years of teaching and administrative experience to the borough. Selected from more than 30 applicants, he participated in four rounds of  interviews, one before a panel of teachers, parents, administrators and support staff and another before students. 

After graduating from Saint Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s in business management, McHale worked as a paraprofessional in elementary-level special education classes in the Upper Township School District. While employed there, he returned to Stockton College to earn a degree in elementary education.

McHale was a special education teacher for one year before accepting a job as a middle-school math teacher in Delran. After teaching there for 15 years, he became assistant principal in 2017, advancing to principal three years later. 

“We interviewed many excellent candidates for this position,” said Dr. Gino Priolo,  Haddonfield’s assistant school superintendent. “Panelists praised Mr. McHale’s extensive  experience and believe he will seamlessly integrate into the school culture.

“Moreover, I  was impressed with his poise and a clear commitment to ensuring that students have the best possible middle-school education.” 

McHale said good communication will be an essential part of his role as HMS  principal. 

“Consistent, transparent communication is important for students, families, staff and all  stakeholders,” he explained. “I am a good listener, and I try to consider each situation from multiple perspectives to make the best possible decisions.” 

McHale’s first step as principal will be to immerse himself in the school community.

“I look forward to getting to know the staff, students and families, and I expect that we  will work together to create goals for whole school improvement,” he said. “A  collaborative team can impact so many students and families; I know we can make good  things happen.” 

McHale lives in Haddon Township with his wife and daughters. Haddonfield Middle School families can look forward to the new principal’s personal letter of introduction. 


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